September 29, 2014
Single purpose API
The Open Spreety API sticks a TV and a TV guide in your program. According to the API webpage, you can have users search for shows by title, genre, and by the decade the show was produced, among other criteria. Despite all the pay walls and cable costs, Open Spreety says there is so much free content out there from the mainstream media that viewers can get lost in the forest of choices.
Hot on the heels of its Campaign Finance API, the New York Times has officially announced the Movie Reviews API, which gives third-party developers access to "over 22,000 New York Times movie reviews going all the way back to 1924" (and we've updated our Movie Review API profile with the updated details).
Here at ProgrammableWeb, we're huge advocates of API mash-ups and the hackathons which often encourage their development. Earlier this month at Hack the Midwest, the "Best in Show" award went to Qup (pronounced "kyoo-up"), a web application which combines Netflix, Rotten Tomatoes, and e-mail into a handy notification service for movie buffs.